Tooth Restoration, Implants, Dentures and Partials in Hemet

Tooth Restoration, implants and restorative dental work in Hemet:

With recent innovations in Dental technology, should you consider a dental implant and what are the alternatives?

Today the most common dental questions patients ask about, revolve around dental implants*. The next questions are always about cost.  There are many benefits of implants. They become a solid base to build teeth as they are connected directly to your jaw bone.  They chew very much like teeth and you brush and floss them just as you would natural teeth. Some reasons you may investigate other methods of restoring teeth include cost, time and quality of the jaw where the teeth are missing. (More below)

The Importance of retaining natural teeth, and the alternatives

It’s incredibly important to retain and maintain natural teeth if possible. Here is an article on the importance of retaining natural teeth.

But it’s not always possible to retain natural teeth, especially in instances of mouth trauma, large periods of time elapsing after tooth health concerns and in other cases. One alternative is Dental Implants. We invite you to look through this page that explains the different aspects of restorative dental procedures and options, and then call us for a more in-depth exploration of what’s possible to help; you get your smile back.

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Cost of dental implants:

First, implants cost more than other restorations. Second, insurance companies cover partials* and bridges* at a higher rate, meaning they pay more of the cost of a bridge or partial.

Timeline for dental implants:

While in a few instances, implants can be restored on the day they are placed, typically we wait 4 to 6 months for healing. Time can be magnified if we need to repair or augment the implant site which adds another 4 to 6 months to the process.

Quality of bone – how it affects dental implants:

If you lost teeth due to gum problems or you had a tooth extracted a few years ago, the bone has changed and usually “melted away.” In these cases, before implants can be placed, the bone must be augmented by bone grafting. Bone grafting’s benefits allow us to place implants where years ago we could not. It does, however, increase healing time and cost.

We often overlook more traditional types of treatment when you have lost multiple back teeth or lost teeth in several places. In that instance, we only have a couple of options, generally: implants or something removable.

These are not in-depth or case specific concepts – We’d love to create a custom tailored treatment plan for you if you’re considering tooth restoration, implants, partials or dentures.

We offer Comprehensive Dental Services in Hemet, Ca

We're here to help you reach your dental goals. In our office we offer all general dental services, as well as orthodontic and endodontic services for most of our patients needs - All in a single office in Hemet. We're looking forward to seeing you!


Frequently asked questions about Restorative Dentistry and Detnal Implants in Hemet

What is a Dental Implant?

It is a small titanium screw that is placed in the bone and fuses over time.

What is a bridge?

When there is a space, or missing tooth, teeth on either side may be used to support a cemented bridge.  Once cemented they are permanent and are brushed and flossed like the rest of your teeth.

What is a partial denture, or partial?

It is an appliance that fits to existing teeth and replaces teeth that are missing. It is removable and is taken in and out for cleaning.

What is a denture?

When all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing, the appliance that replaces those teeth is a denture.

What are the alternatives to dental implants?

There are many factors that need to be considered while making the decision to restore teeth. Partials and dentures are still the most economical way to replace multiple missing or bad teeth. Modern partials and dentures are not like the ones your grandparents wore. Just ask and we will be happy to explain more about them.

How are we ever going to navigate through all these choices?

The easiest way is to come in for a consultation and talk to us face to face. Alternatively you can Email us at [email protected] or call 951-925-6444 and we’ll answer your questions to the best of our ability.

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